Thursday, July 23, 2009


i am a little church (no great cathedral)
far from the splendor and squalor of hurrying cities
i do not worry if briefer days grow briefest,
i am not sorry when sun and rain make april…

winter by spring, i lift my diminutive spire to
merciful Him Whose only now is forever:
standing erect in the deathless truth of His presence
(welcoming humbly His light and proudly His darkness)

ee cummings

Read the rest of the poem here.

Poetry Friday is at Year of Reading.


Mary Lee said...

Great poem for this picture -- you took it?

jama said...

Love this poem. Thanks so much!